Reds & PNC extend fan-focused relationship
The Cincinnati Reds and PNC Bank today announced a multi-year extension of the relationship that established PNC as the official bank of the Reds.
The agreement makes PNC the exclusive and official bank, financial advisor, trust and mortgage banker, investment management and brokerage service provider of the Cincinnati Reds through 2027. This extension is a continuation of a relationship dating back to 2000.
“As a national main street bank, PNC is committed to ‘Reds Country,’ its people and celebrating an iconic team representing our national pastime,” said Warren Weber, PNC regional president for Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. “We are thrilled to extend and expand our relationship with the first professional baseball team. This helps PNC underscore what we do best – meeting and exceeding the needs of our clients, while supporting the communities in which our clients and colleagues live and work.”
The Reds and PNC will continue existing activations, and create new ones, at Great American Ball Park and in the community throughout Reds Country.
“The Reds are extremely proud to have PNC Bank continue as the Official Bank of the Cincinnati Reds,” said Karen Forgus, Reds senior vice president of Business Operations. “PNC Bank’s long-standing commitment to our region’s success and excellent reputation for serving both their clients and their communities makes them the perfect hometown bank for Reds Country.”
As part of the relationship, PNC will continue its support and active engagement with the Reds Community Fund’s field renovation programs, Reds Community Fund Telethon and P&G MLB Cincinnati Reds Youth Academy.
“PNC Bank and the PNC Foundation have been invaluable to our success,” said Charley Frank, Reds Community Fund executive director. “They’ve helped us build and establish the Reds Youth Academy, supported our baseball, softball and education programs, and have provided volunteer support. Each year, they allow us to serve the community in unique and authentic ways.”
Key elements of the collaboration include:
- Sponsor of new “Murals with a Mission” campaign: creating murals at local schools designed to elevate positive social messages for the student community. (2023 schools: Loveland H.S. & Dixie Heights H.S.)
- Title sponsor of the 2023 Reds Hall of Fame Induction Celebration featuring Bronson Arroyo, Danny Graves and Gabe Paul (July 15 & 16)
- Sponsor of Bronson Arroyo Bobblehead (July 15)
- Presenting sponsor of Community Advocate Awards
- Presenting sponsor of Redsfest
Fans can show their Reds pride by getting a PNC Reds Debit Card:
- 50% discount on select game tickets (Sun.-Thurs.; exclusions apply)
- 50% discount on Reds Hall of Fame and Museum admission (Sun.-Thurs.)
- 15% percent discount at Reds Team Shop (non-game days only)
- $5 off Reds Heads Kids Club memberships
Visit www.pnc.com/redscard for all the features and benefits of the PNC Reds Debit Card.
Terms of the partnership were not disclosed.
PNC Bank, National Association, is a member of The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE: PNC). PNC is one of the largest diversified financial services institutions in the United States, organized around its customers and communities for strong relationships and local delivery of retail and business banking including a full range of lending products; specialized services for corporations and government entities, including corporate banking, real estate finance and asset-based lending; wealth management and asset management. For information about PNC, visit www.pnc.com.